Stationery designer Barbara Caruso of AvantGarde Design has shared another fairy tale inspired styled shoot with us! Here’s more about the shoot and the talent behind it:
We are all familiar with the fairy tale of Beauty and The Beast – its origin is from a traditional French fairy tale – La Belle et la Bete. Disney adapted the story in 1991 – which had some variations of course. We used this as our inspiration which was full of fall and rich colors.
See more after the cut!
We had the usual knock out team – Sassy Mouth Photo for scouting a fabulous location and capturing these amazing photos, Country Girl Collections with her gorgeous set ups, she nails all those little details, and her décor is superb – gold chargers on the main table, small gold frames, and other little sets around the room with red roses, and tea cups.
Paper designs by yours truly – AvantGarde Design with carefully selected paper from Envelopments. (See what inspired us for this invitation suite below.) Gorgeous floral arrangements from Branch & Bloom – her eye for uniqueness is impeccable. The most stunning cake from Hope at A little Imagination Cakes.
Our STUNNING Belle, Bethaney and her hubby Kevin as our Beast. Krystalized Designs for make up on our Belle and Kelly from That Girl for her luscious locks and the perfect wedding gown, Essence of Australia from Bliss Bridal. This was such a fun photo shoot. We got to play inside and outside, using so much of the room we were in, at The CT Historical Society. The sad part is this is one of our last photo shoots for the Disney Princess series. However, there’s always fun to be had, so stay tuned for maybe a few other surprise photo shoots coming up.
My favorite thing about these photo shoots and these amazingly talented people is we create the most magical moments with limited time and the resources around us. We work as a team helping each other and complementing others work.
Researching the film and chatting with Anna from Country Girl Collections to make sure we were on the same page, our inspiration for this photo shoot came from the animated film, dark brown, deep red, and golds; very rich and dramatic colors, after all the movie was intended to be dramatic.
The Envelopment colors used were: 24KT gold. Geisha and ecru linen, with dark brown colors for the type face. Every detail was carefully created and designed for this photo shoot from the invitation, table number to the menu, place cards and signs.
The same colors were used for the cake that Hope created and her details for it were flawless. Anna from Country Girl Collections had red roses, and of course a single red rose that symbolized the life of love that the Beast needed to find, which of course he did.
Check out the gorgeous photographs by Marisa of Sassy Mouth Photography that showcases everyone’s hard work. What you don’t see is the time enjoyed behind the scenes too.
Thanks Barbara! For more about AvantGarde Design, visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide Profile or head straight to her website. This post originally appeared on AvantGarde Design’s blog.
What do you think of this styled shoot? Let us know in the comments below!
Photography – Sassy Mouth
Set Design & Decor – Country Girl Collections
Printed Materials – AvantGarde Design
Cake – A Little Imagination Cakes
Flowers – Branch and Bloom
Dress – Bliss Bridal
Makeup – Krystalized Designs
Hair – That Girl